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, the right to vote. the most contentious battles are waged in the swing states of ohio and florida. in miami this weekend voters waited up to nine hours to cast in person absentee ballots only to have election officials shut down the polls because they claimed not enough have resources or staff to be able to complete the job. one voter shut out after waiting two hours with their grandson told the miami herald: after protests and those calls to let us vote, the polls did reopen and people voled until 1:00 a.m. but governor rick scott refused to extend any early voting any further, and wouldn't you know it, the areas with the longest lines, maim dade, orange, palm beach, broward county, all of those counties, shocked i know, lean democratic and they all went for the president in 2008. those voters have to contend with more than just voting regulations and ornery officials. unofficial poll watchers, many trained by the tea party group true the vote, those poll watchers are going into predominantly afarry can american areas searching for fraud. volunteers handing out bottled water to voters who
and we are still waiting on an official number from florida. it is obvious the state has not fixed its voting problems. as i'm sure you remember, it was florida 12 years ago causing the legal disaster between vice president al gore and president george bush. the difference this time, no one cares as much. president obama's victory was well secured without florida's 29 electoral votes. but for florida natives this is frustrating and all too familiar. the state's whole voting system is plagued by bad management and dysfunction. it is usually elected officials running the voting process rather than nonpartisan professionals to. make this system more efficient what florida needs now is better access to polling places and more absentee and early voting. >>> it's also affecting the congressional race. g.o.p. representative allen west is now demanding a recount. the election there is still too close to call. west is down just 3,000 votes against his democratic opponent patrick murphy. west is blaming a county supervisor for r
romney finally conceded florida today. florida joins seven other swing states in the blue column. just as vice president al gore predicted here "the war room" on tuesday. well-done, mr. vice president. so for all of you keeping score at home, the final electoral vote tally was 206 for mitt mitt romney. 332 for president obama. that would be a route. i just want to confess i had 303 in our pre-election electoral vote pool so al gore beat me fair and square. today, cbs reported a republican adviser said that actually mitt romney was "shell-shocked" by his loss in florida and his florida adviser today expressed regret, telling the "miami herald"... >> jennifer: well, he isn't the only one looking forward to the next fight. washington insiders are ready to rumble over the fiscal cliff and how to keep the country from careening over it, for a sense of what's at stake let's just take a tiny peek over the edge. if congress cannot reach a deal, every tax cut that was enacted since the year 2001 would expire. most importantly th
overwhelmingly and when you add florida it was 332 to 206. that ain't close, folks. not only that. he won the popular vote. helex night. no doubt about who won. he won 8 out of 9 of the battle ground states. that was sweet enough. okay? but here is the deal: a lot of people very long lost sight of. the president's margin keeps growing and growing and growing every day it gets bigger and bigger. because there are so many votes that weren't counted on november 6th and as of this morning, there is still like a million and a half uncounted votes out there, which is a amazing. think about it. the election right in the almost a month old. >> yeah. >> still a million and a half votes. many of them like a million votes in new york state. % why? because of hurricane sandy and the presinks they had to use like paper ballots and they haven't been able to count them all. parts of new jersey most of those uncounted votes are up in the -- up in the northeast. so, as they are counting these votes t the president's total gets up and up and up. right now the count is t
. here is jacki schechner. >> good morning, everybody. as of this hour florida is still counting votes from tuesday's election. and the president has won mitt romney has conceded the nation is moving forward. so what is the problem? usa today called it a combination of poor management lack of capacity and systemic dysfunction. the election supervisors are elected officials, so that's an issue, also miami dade management blames the ten-page complicated ballot for causing people to take as much as 40 minutes to fill it out. as many laws that were tried to pass this year to disenfranchise democratic voters it wasn't the legislation, but simply the long lines that held people up. that's mostly do to logistics beyond the law. former congress woman gabby giffords and her husband may be in court today facing the man who shot giffords killed six people as we faces sentencing. the struck a plea deal back in august, that gives him life in prison and spares the victims a long emotional trial. kelly will read a statement on behalf of the two of them, but the ap says now it i
by greater percentage, and more vote in swing states every election. if you look at colorado, ohio, florida, new mexico, arizona these states are becoming blue states because of the latino vote. joe, i just got to be of the view that mitt romney, if he took one lesson away from this, it is that he was completely wrong in the emgrace of embrace of that view and it cost him the presidency. >> that is the lesson. they just have to look at the table and look at long-term friends, the republican base, rather, of older white voters is going to be a distinct minority. it's been going down every year as a portion of the electorate, and it's going to be very small 2025 and so looking out it behooves them to resolve this sooner than later. they're going to have a problem battling the jan brewers of the world and the base in trying to convince them because it's been so hard for them to hear reality so far this election cycle even though the statistics point to the fact that this is the way to go. you still have a lot of voices out there who are saying we don't want to do it, and we're going to fight f
high-ranking military official, commander of the forces in afghanistan, john allen. florida socialite jill kelley complained about harassing e-mails and contacted a friend at the fbi. the account was found to have belonged to paula broadwell. she was given access to david petraeus. locate the was evidence of an affair between petraeus and miss broadwell. the information was leak and petraeus resigned. as more information trickled out, the story got crazier. the harassing e-mails revealed to be not so threatening. the investigation moved forward because of kel little's friendship with the fbi agent she contacted to complain about the e-mails. a friendship that involved the agent's sharing photo of himself. these photos caused the agent to be remove and launched an investigation into his own actions. then this morning and perhaps the otest turn yet reports surfaced of 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails connecting general john allen to kelley. john allen took control of the forces in afghanistan after general
to this horrible, horrible tragedy. we have a call from palm springs, florida. >> caller: good morning. well, in my perfect world susan rice would be named c.i.a. director and bill clinton would be named secretary of state. >> bill clinton. >> caller: yes. and if he's not interested, i nominate al gore. >> john: wow. >> caller: i feel like we need our a-team out there. and i think bill and al together could have a great adventure and -- >> bill and al's great adventure. >> caller: i feel susan rice's talents and background would so -- is desperately needed in the c.i.a. which has only been run by old white men. i think of course she would be well qualified as secretary of state. but i feel bill clinton and al gore are such tremendous assets that -- >> john: this is my favorite call of the day so far. i have to break it up. i'm not sure i'm with you as susan rice for c.i.a. i don't know what her law enforcement or espionage or counter terrorism credentials are. >> caller: well, being with the nsa, her background there.
that we saw this weekend, today ohio and florida to voter suppression could be widespread enough that it might swing the election in favor of mitt romney. are you concerned? >> yeah, look, anytime there's reports and there are as we speak, of making it more difficult for people to vote, whether it be in florida or certain other reports in different states, it obviously raises concerns, both in my capacity as attorney general as well as a strong advocate for this ticket. >> i want to show, you have fought for our nation. you have been somebody who has upheld democracy in other roles. i want to show a quick clip of a wisconsin video featuring you. >> this is about priorities and guidance. president of the united states and my father understand that we need to make sure we honor our commitment to the veterans. >> you're also a jag in the delaware national guard and spent time in iraq. how do you convince members of the armed services, who often vote republican, to vote for your dad and president obama. what's your message to them? >> well, my message to veterans and military personn
says i am voting because that's how is a government is developed, and let's go to philip in florida who says i usually don't vote, but this is far too important, i'm bringing two of my none voting friends with me. again, @bpshow. >> bill: all right. malica hengderson will be joining us in a moment. but right now, rick in scottsdale. >> caller: hey, bill i'm base i will voting for my life if i went to the state or a private organization, i would basically be dead. i am disabled my son is disabled, he is [ technical difficulties ] >> bill: cd is calling from cam camdonton, missouri. >> caller: good morning, bill. i can tell that big money has come in, because he is back on tv again. >> bill: you know what what they said all those shameless -- [ technical difficulties ] >> bill: i knew that would put money in at the end. >> caller: bill, what i called about is the embarrassing thing about -- it's the 21st century and what the republicans are doing to our voting rights in florida and ohio. >> bill: yes. >> caller: it's totally disgusting that they can even have a
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